Hall Road (HLR)

Situated on the Merseyrail Northern Line Southport Branch, Hall Road owes its existence to a timber merchant called Joseph Gardner. He lived nearby in an isolated house and wanted a station built for his use. The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, who owned the line, said they would not open a station for just 1 house but would if 5 more houses were built nearby. Gardner went and had the houses built himself! [1]
Type: National Rail
(Merseyrail Northern Line)
Station code: HLR
Opened: 1874
Platforms: 2

Now part of the Merseyrail network between Hightown and Blundellsands & Crosby (the station is in Blundellsands) the station sees Merseyrail's distinctive yellow trains usually every 15 minutes between Southport and Liverpool (and beyond).

Access between the platforms is via the footbridge or via the road/level crossing at the entrance of the station. The station is manned and has a ticket office. Station buildings are a mixture of brick and bus shelter.
Merseyrail 507 003 arrives with a Liverpool bound services

General view of the station, plenty of Merseyrail yellow on show! 
Main station building

Level crossing

[1] Jonathan Cadwaller & Martin Jenkins, Merseyside Electrics (Ian Allan, 2010) p. 22